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how to get rid of acne ?

how do i get rid of pimples on my face
Asked On : Wed, 8 Jun 2011
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Pediatrician 's  Response

1st modify ur life style like good balanced diet,lot of water and fruits, good sleep and regular excercise or yoga.

use mild cleansing soaps which will keep the skin clean and minimize sensitivity.avoid oil based cosmetics.

use a exfoliant agents like salicylate,glycolic or alpha hydroxy acids.

use antibacterial cleansers like benzoyl peroxide.Cleanse twice daily with a 5% benzoyl peroxide wash. An alternative for those who are allergic to benzoyl peroxide is 2% salicylic acid.

if still not controlled then consult your may need topical antibiotics like clindamycin or oral ones like doxycycline.if severe one then isotretinoin is needed.

consult a dermatologist and get evaluated
take care
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum,

You have not mentioned your gender here ,plz do so. Pimples are multi factorial, with reasons ranging from wrong selection of cream and soaps to internal hormonal disturbances(esp in females).You should avoid all oily stuff on your face right from oily soaps to moisturizing creams.
If you are a female and have any problem in your periods then you should get a hormonal profile done with a ultrasound of lower abdomen. If some thing comes positive then you need a hormonal treatment. If not then you have two options –either oral retinoids or oral antibiotics(for males too) depending upon the severity. They need to be taken for long .Also use a good anti acne soap daily. You should also use anti acne creams like nadifloxacin or clindamycin.All these require a medical prescription and you should show to a dermatologist for this.
Drink plenty of water and take a god 7 hr sleep in night .Never squeeze your pimples or else they would leave marks.

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